Sacramento, CA

Sacramento City, Ca., c. h. Sacramento co. This town, the second in California, is situated on the E. bank of the Sacramento River, at the junction of the American Fork, on the S. bank of that stream. The Sacramento, which is a fine river, varying from 200 to 300 yards in breadth, its banks fringed with trees, is navigable to this point at all seasons. The distance from San Francisco is about 120 miles. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)
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A California legislator shot and stabbed by a lobbyist on the floor of the Assembly dies of his wounds Crime/Disasters
Horace Greeley arrives in Sacramento on his tour of the West Education/Culture
In California, Breckinridge Democrats hold their state convention in Sacramento and choose electors Campaigns/Elections
- In California, Douglas Democrats hold their state convention in Sacramento and choose electors Campaigns/Elections
In northern California, a river steamer sinks in the Sacramento River but all aboard are rescued Crime/Disasters
In Sacramento, Republican railway builder Leland Stanford becomes the eighth governor of California Campaigns/Elections
In the California elections, Democrats easily gain the governor's mansion from the Republicans with Henry Huntly Haight Campaigns/Elections
Milton S. Latham resigns after five days as California governor Campaigns/Elections
Milton S. Latham sworn in for his five-day term as California governor Campaigns/Elections
Near Omaha, Edward Creighton digs in the first pole of the final link in the trans-continental telegraph Business/Industry
Sacramento, California suffers a devastating fire Crime/Disasters
The California Legislature assembles in Sacremento with a slight pro-slavery Democratic majority Lawmaking/Litigating
The first east to west run of the Pony Express arrives at Carson City, Nevada Business/Industry
The Pony Express begins its first run Business/Industry
The telegraph line between Omaha and Sacramento is completed linking coast to coast Business/Industry
Two days after the first coast to coast telegraph message the Pony Express ceases operations Business/Industry
Violent earthquake strikes Carson City, Nevada causing damage but no deaths Crime/Disasters
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